Paris Saint-Germain manager Carlo Ancelotti is reportedly desperate to sign Chelsea defender Ashley Cole - even the ex-Blues boss succeeds Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid.
Cole is out of contract with Chelsea in the summer and, like Ancelotti, could be set to change clubs at the end of the season.
According to The Mirror, Ancelotti is determined to sign the Chelsea star regardless of whether or not he is manager at PSG next season, with the former Stamford Bridge boss a candidate to replace Mourinho at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Mourinho, who signed Cole for Chelsea from Arsenal, looks set to leave Real Madrid in the summer with Los Blancos well behind Barcelona in the race for La Liga, and Ancelotti is being touted as a successor.
Ancelotti is seemingly keen to make Cole one of his major summer signings for PSG or Real Madrid, although the former's director stated on Wednesday that there is no interest in the Chelsea left-back.
According to Leonardo, PSG are not pursuing Cole, 32, or Manchester United defender Patrice Evra.
Cole has been linked with a switch from Chelsea to PSG for some time, and the club's Twitter club 'announced' the signing of the England international following the intervention from some hackers.